Baláž Martin | Vice-president & Country Manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Prologis
As the vice-president and country manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Martin Baláž is in charge or the entire Czech and Slovak portfolio of the company. He also manages the company’s investment projects and lease activities in distribution parks. He supervises all the leasing and construction activities as well as activities in the field of real property management and project management; he also manages investment projects and park lease processes in the period that is crucial in terms of where Prologis will be heading to in the future. Martin Baláž joined Prologis in 2014 and became a senior manager for leasing and development in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Before that he worked as the associate partner in Cushman & Wakefield, where he headed the department of industrial and retail premises in Slovakia and the department of industrial property in the Czech Republic. Martin has a Construction and Real Estate MBA degree from the College of Estate Management in Reading, United Kingdom.
Bílý Michal | Sales Director, GS1 CZECH REPUBLIC
Mr. Michal Bílý began his career in one of the state enterprises for the production of foodstuffs after the finalization of his studies at the Technical University of Chemistry (specialization of macromolecular chemistry) in 1977. His first activities were realized on the field of development and purchase of packaging materials. The packaging materials, packaging techniques, wraps, designs and marketing were the main focuses of his working activities in most of the following years. As a result of his many years spent being a manager of the purchase department and a sales director, he gained accurate and specific skills and methods in this field. After another few years holding the same position in a Belgian firm, he acquired a vision of the European context as well. He has been working for GS1 Czech Republic from 2006, where he is also using his long-term experience as a previous member of the Board of this organization.
Cihlářová Pavla | Director GS1 Czech Republic
Ing. Pavla Cihlářová studied the University of Economics in Prague. Having graduated, she worked as a mathematical analyst and an IT specialist in PORS Praha. At the beginning of the 1990s she was one of the first experts who had the opportunity to gain both theoretical and practical experience in the field of EDI within the Czech-German cooperation projects. She applied this experience as an EDI manager when she worked for EAN Czech Republic; she joined the organization in 1995. The Association EAN Czech Republic was later transformed into GS1 Czech Republic and Pavla Cihlářová became its director in 2006. In her position she has been supporting the dialogue between business partners mainly in the field of retail, FMCG and logistics for many years. She ranks among the leading promoters of standardization, electronization and digitalization. Pavla is a member of the GS1 in Europe Regional Executive Committee.
Cingroš Stanislav | Development Manager, IBG Česko
Between 2000 and 2017, Stanislav gained experience in the field of innovations while he worked for multinational players such as Vodafone, ATOS, Foxconn and others. Now he is a part of the innovation team of IBG Česko s.r.o. He is responsible for development of e-mobility and container battery solutions. His main task is to design and implement innovative solutions with the aim to dramatically reduce costs and optimise energy and CO2 consumption.
Cvačka Marek | General Manager, ESA logistika
Marek Cvačka graduated from the Faculty of Transport of the Czech Technical University in Prague and worked in the transport and logistic divisions of Letiště Praha, IKEA and Datart International. Before joining ESA logistika he held the position of the Global Logistics Sourcing Manager in the multinational group Danone.
Černý Bohuslav | Key Account Manager, Schoeller Allibert Czech Republic
Bohuslav Černý has been working for Schoeller Allibert since 1999; at first as a sales representative, later as a key account manager. In 2013 he became the Sales Manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 2016 he was appointed the Business Development Manager Automotive CEE, and since 2017 he has been working as the Key Account Manager focusing on the most important clients. Thanks to his long-year experience he is considered as a leading expert in his field of activity.
Černý Josef | Senior WMS consultant and project manager, ICZ a.s.
RNDr. Josef Černý graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University, majoring in Informatics. He began to deal with logistics through programming of integrated production systems including their material supply. Between 1993 and 1999, he was the Managing Director of a company engaged in the supply of information systems for the management of warehouse and manufacturing operations. Since 2000 he has been working at ICZ a.s., where he held the position of consultant and head of logistics department. He is currently engaged in logistics consulting and development of product and project opportunities. He is a member of the Chamber of Logistic Auditors and a long-term member of the Presidium of the Czech Logistics Association.
Dobešová Renata | Sales Director, EKOBAL
She graduated from the University of Finance and Administration in Prague with specialisation in Business Management and Finance. Since 1998 she has been working for EKOBAL s.r.o., a leading manufacturer of packaging technology and supplier of packaging materials. She became the sales director in 2003, being in charge of implementation and development of the company’s business and sales strategy, including new product launches, long-term strategic projects, and overall organization of the central warehouse logistics or logistic operations optimisation. She will come to share her 20+ year experience from the packaging industry and talk about the topic related to the current draft of a legislation amendment extending the shipper’s responsibility for load security.
Doboš Vladimír | Hafen Hamburg Marketing e.V, Representative Office Prague
After graduating from the University of Economics Prague in 1982, he joined the maritime department in Čechofracht. Then he worked at various positions in Čechofracht. From 1990 to 1992 he worked at the maritime department of the first private forwarding company in Czechoslovakia – LEP International, from 1992 to 2000 he was an executive director at the company specialized in providing comprehensive forwarding and logistics services – DM Express. Since 2001, he is a representative of Hafen Hamburg Marketing in Prague for the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.
Dočekal Pavel | Head of Regulatory Affairs, innogy Česká republika a.s.
Mgr. Ing. Pavel Dočekal graduated from the University of Economics in Prague and the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague. He started his career at the Ministry of Industry and Trade and then worked in different positions in the gas industry. Today he works as the Head of Regulatory Affairs in innogy Česká republika a.s. At the same time he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Czech Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Board and the chairman of the Legal Committee of the Czech Gas Association.
Doležal Luboš | Sales Director, Kodys
Ing. Luboš Doležal graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, specializing in business and trading with technology. He occupies himself with automated identification since 2003. He joined KODYS, spol. s r. o. as a business consultant and in 2004 he became Business Director. Since 2004, he is a member of Working Group RFID-EPC at GS1 Czech Republic.
Dostál Filip | Head of Business Development, innogy Česká republika a.s.
Ing. Filip Dostál graduated from the University of Economics in Prague. In the course of his career, he worked in numerous financial and operations managerial positions in a range of multinational companies. Currently he works as the Head of Business Development for innogy Česká republika a.s.
Harder Lutz | Secretary of the European Federation of Tank Cleaning Organizations (EFTCO)
Transport Specialist and consultant for liquid bulk transportation. Owner of CONSULTANK GmbH in Hamburg/Germany and Secretary of the European Federation of Tank Cleaning Organizations (EFTCO). More than 35 years of experience in the global logistic chain focused to tank transportation by container and trailer. Specialist of dangerous goods transportation.
Holec Jakub | owner and executive director of 108 AGENCY
Ing. Jakub Holec, SIOR, MRICS - Jakub is the owner and executive director of 108 AGENCY. He founded the company in 2009 and he is personally involved in a number of key transactions. He is mainly in charge of development of the company and building customer relations. Jakub decided to start his business because he wanted to establish a company that would build on perfect knowledge of the Czech market. He believes in individual approach to clients and “out of the box” thinking. He is convinced this way of thinking will provide a long-term competitive advantage to 108 AGENCY.
Hubeňák Martin | Antwerp Port Authority
The Antwerp Port Authority has enlarged the network of its representatives abroad with a new delegate for the Central and Eastern Europe. Since March 1, 2017 Mr. Martin Hubeňák represents the Antwerp Port Authority at the local markets in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and in Poland. One of his many tasks will be improving the perception of the Antwerp Port Authority brand as well as broadening of railway connections network between the Antwerp Port Authority and the above-mentioned countries of the Central and Eastern Europe. At that, he will make use of his experience as project manager, the position that he had in the company DB Schenker, and as Director for Logistics in the company Vítkovice Steel. Further, he will be responsible for keeping of regular contacts with local subjects active in the said branches and ensuring information exchange between them and the Antwerp Port Authority.
Chocholáč Jan | Vice-Chairman of the Committee of Logistics SCHP ČR, Dopravní fakulta Jana Pernera Univerzity Pardubice
Jahoda Petr | General Manager, Sony DADC Czech Republic
Ing. Petr Jahoda, M.B.A. graduated from the University of Economics, Prague with specialisation in Business Economics and Management and completed his MBA studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has been working as a member of the Sony DADC management since 2011. In the recent years he has dealt mainly with logistics, reverse logistics and transport. He was among other things in charge of launching of the European returned shipment management centre with the capacity of 20 million pieces per year, and operation of the European distribution centre in Nyrany. Before he started to work for Sony he had managed for example a national network of electronics repair shops, operations of the biggest European distribution centre of Tech Data, or an automotive component production factory.
Jirsák Jiří | Competence Leader, itelligence, a.s.
Jiří Jirsák has spent all his professional life in the world of IT, particularly in connection with SAP and its application in logistics and production. Currently he works for Itelligence, a.s. as the Competence Leader for the field of logistics; he helps clients to deal with complex issues related to SAP implementation.
Kačírková Kateřina | Sales Manager, MD logistika
Kateřina Kačírková works at MD logistika as a sales manager. She is involved mainly in communication with existing and prospect clients, and she is in charge of negotiation of transport, warehousing and valued added services contracts. She joined the company in 2009; before that she worked for several logistic and retail companies in the field of food products sales and distribution (Findus CR a.s., Teekanne s.r.o., Transkam spol.s.r.o.).
Kaizr Jaroslav | Head of Industrial Agency, Agency Department, Savills Czech & Slovak Republics
Jaroslav has 15-year experience on both the agent and developer side of the Central European real estate market. He specializes in industrial property letting and in-land transactions. In October 2017 he was appointed the Head of Industrial Agency, Czech and Slovak Republics, in Savills. Before joining the Savills team he worked as a business development director for CTP where he managed a portfolio of more than 4 million m2 of commercial properties in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Even before that he worked for Cushman & Wakefield and became a Partner in 2011. There he headed the industrial property team in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 2013 he became a board member of RICS in the Czech Republic and in autumn 2018 he co-founded the Real Estate Investment, Development and Valuation MBA program at the University of Economics in Prague (MBARE).
Kirchhoff Markus | Managing Director, inter.PAL
inter.PAL is established today as technology leader in digitalized pallet management in Europe. Before developing inter.PAL, Markus graduated with specialisation in Finance and Internationale Marketing at WWU Münster and left his marks in diverse executive positions in investment banking, auditing, controlling and general management in internationally operating companies.
Klánová Eva | Executive Director, Press21
The executive director of Press21 and editor in chief of Retail News since 2010. Between 2010 and 2014, she simultaneously worked as an assistant professor at the Department of Marketing and Media Communication of the Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague. She was the editor in chief of the Modern Retail monthly from 2002 till 2010. Before that she worked as an editor in Ekonom and in the economy department of ČTK (Czech Press Agency). She graduated from the University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Management.
Kopeček Karel | Sales Representative in Transics
Karel Kopecek graduated from the University of Economics in Prague, Department of Foreign Trade. He worked as the sales manager for BP ČR and later as the sales and marketing manager in Berendsen ČR. At present he holds the position of a sales representative in Transics for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Kovanda Lukáš | Chief Economist at CZECH FUND
Lukáš Kovanda, Ph.D., is a Czech economist and author focusing on economic literature, and is Chief Economist at CZECH FUND. His work there includes analyzing and commenting on macroeconomic issues, investments, and emerging phenomena such as sharing economy, cryptocurrencies and fintechs. He is a Department of Economics lecturer at the University of Economics in Prague and is a member of the Scientific Board of the Czech Banking Association. He has published two collections of interviews with Nobel laureates and other prominent economists.
Kovařík Milan | Executive Director, EPAL National Committee Czech Republic and Slovakia
Ing. Milan Kovařík, MBA graduated from the university with specialisation in road and urban motor transport, and he continued his studies by an international marketing programme at the Czech Management Institute ESMA. He devoted a considerable part of his career to the field of finance, while working in management positions for example in Credit Suisse or Allianz. Since 2012 he has been focusing on occupational safety and health protection management in accordance with OHSAS 18001. He has been representing the EPAL National Committee for the Czech Republic and Slovakia since 2016. He is in charge of the overall committee operations, communication with the headquarters in Düsseldorf, cooperation with holders of the EPAL licence for EPAL pallet production or repairs, and last but not least for communication and cooperation with the Czech and Slovak public authorities.
Krajová Zuzana | Business Development Manager, Trans.eu Group
Zuzana Krajová has been working for Trans.eu as the Business Development Manager on the Czech and Slovak markets for almost two years. In addition to business, she is involved in client education in the field of the new platform, process analysis and tailor-made implementation. She has brought a great deal of experience from her previous professional life to Trans.eu. She worked in media for a long time, mainly for Nova TV. Then she started her logistics career in Tardigrad Group.
Loužecký Petr | Director of the AlgoCloud and CRM unit of Algotech, a.s.
Petr is the director of the AlgoCloud and CRM unit of Algotech, a.s. Over the last 20 years he has worked in various positions in IT, including small businesses and multinational banks. He has experience in management of many projects and implementation of systems both in the telecommunications sector and corporate ERP systems. He is an expert on data centres and infrastructure. During his career he has gained experience in the bank sector and critical infrastructure operation. Petr has among other things worked in the field of secure IT systems and he has experience with standards and methodologies, Prince2, PCI DSS, ISO, ITIL, etc. He is currently dealing with the issue of the cyber security act and GDPR in the daily practice related to operation of cloud services.
Ludvik Milan | Country Manager, ZETES Czech Republic
Ing. Milan LUDVIK graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague and he has been engaged in the field of automatic identification for 22 years. He works as the Country Manager for the Czech Republic in ZETES, a part of the multinational Panasonic corporation providing complex process optimisation solutions along the supply chain. These solutions include Packaging Execution, Logistic Execution, Proof Of Delivery and Direct Store Delivery, Field Service, In-Store Management and Track&Trace solutions ensuring full trackability and traceability.
Malaník Miloš | Managing Director CZ / Regional Manager CEE at DPD CZ
Managing Director CZ and Regional Manager CEE at DPD CZ Miloš Malaník has worked for TNT Express, Ceva Logistics, UPS Supply Chain Solutions in the past.
Marešová Silvie | Senior Associate, Colliers International
Silvie focuses mainly on representing clients in acquisitions and search for industrial properties, providing information overviews on properties, financial analyses and assistance to clients with negotiating contractual terms and conditions with both developers and tenants. She joined Colliers International in March 2016 as an Industrial Department Associate. Before that she worked for Cushman&Wakefield as an Office Agency consultant. Silvie has six-year experience in the field of real estate. She studied diplomacy and public relations at the College of International and Public Relations in Prague.
Mulik Peter | Executive Director, LC Slovaktrans
Peter graduated from the Faculty of Business Economics in Košice, attached to the University of Economics in Bratislava, and the Faculty of Economics and Management in Košice attached to the University of Agriculture in Nitra. For more than 20 years he worked in different positions in the department of transport of Chemko in Strážske. Since 2002 he has been working together with LC net group where he holds the position of the company executive director, being in charge of tank transport of liquids and combined transport and liquid ethylene transport. From the very beginning he has been involved in ChemLog and ChemLog T&T projects.
Myslík Vladimír | Drivers' Development Coordinator, Volvo Group Czech Republic
Vladimír has 13 years of experience as the Driver Trainer Manager Volvo Trucks for Central Europe. He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University in Pilsen with specialisation in transport and handling technology. He tests new technologies for Volvo Trucks in the European region.
Nival Sebastien | Operations Support Director, FM Logistic Central Europe
Sebastien NIVAL graduated from the University of Sciences and Technology in Lille (France). From 1999, he was engaged in Information System transformation and organisation, successively as a Software Engineer, Consultant and Head of Consulting Department in a French IT services company. He acted in large scale of sectors: from Industry, Energy, Insurance, Retail, State Department to Railways. In 2012, he joined FM Logistic as IT Director for Russia, being engaged in the IT alignment to the technological revolution in logistics sector. Since 2018, he joined the Central Europe Management Team of FM Logistic, being in charge of supporting the logistics operations in the fields of IT, Innovations, Projects, Solutions Design, Facilities and Security solutions.
Ondráček Lukáš | Director, Czech and Slovak Branches, DKV Euro Service
Lukáš Ondráček graduated from the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague with specialisation in road transport. Before joining DKV he worked for Trost Auto Service Technik as a diagnostics and car repair shop equipment expert from 2004. In 2011 he became the executive director of Trost Auto Service Technik and he was responsible for successful development of spare part wholesale for freight and passenger vehicles in the Czech Republic. In DKV he works as the director of the Czech and Slovak branches of the company.
Pihar Jan | Managing Director of DACHSER Czech Republic
Jan Pihar has linked up his entire professional career with logistics. From 2019 Jan Pihar was appointed Managing Director of DACHSER Czech Republic. Jan Pihar studied at the Faculty of Management and Economics of the Brno University of Technology. After graduating he participated in a study exchange programme in the USA. In 2004 he was behind the establishment of the DACHSER Břeclav branch, where he acted as the Branch Manager. In 2008 he was named the General Manager of the DACHSER Kladno branch.
Rožek Petr | Executive Director, Association of Forwarding and Logistics of the Czech Republic (SSL)
Ing. Petr Rožek, Ph.D. has been working in the position of the SSL executive director since the beginning of 2017. He graduated from the University of Economics in Prague, and got his Ph.D. degree at the University in Pardubice. His main focus lies on sea transport. He was engaged in various management positions in a number of logistic companies. Last time he was in charge of the Czech branch of Eurogate Logistics.
Rumler Miroslav | Managing Partner, RELIANT
CEO, Reliant and Vice-president, Czech Logistics Association
Miroslav Rumler graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Trade of the University of Economics in Prague. He started his career in INSPEKTA a.s., a foreign trading company. Between 1991 and 1992 he studied for his postgraduate degree at the State University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in the United States, where he subsequently worked as an external consultant for The Limited Distribution Services Ltd., Columbus, Ohio. On his return from overseas, Miroslav started as the Country Operations Manager with Maccorp Holdings Ltd., a British financial company seated in London operating a network of branches all around Europe. Since 1994, he has been working for Reliant s.r.o., a professional training and consultancy company in the field of transport, forwarding and logistics. He is the managing partner of Reliant s.r.o.
Slečka Martin | Analyst and insurance claim assessor, SATUM CZECH
Having graduated from VOŠ AHOL College in Ostrava in 1998, he started his career in SATUM CZECH s.r.o. as a broker in the transport risk division, where he worked till 2002. In 2002 and 2003 he stayed abroad repeatedly. After his return from abroad he continued his work for SATUM CZECH s.r.o. where he specialises in training, consultancy and processing of claims connected with freight transport.
Sovička Pavel | General Manager, Panattoni Europe, Czech Republic and Slovakia
Pavel Sovicka started his business career in Cushman & Wakefield where he spent 10 years in total. Since 2008 he has been leading Panattoni Europe as the Managing Director for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He has 20 years of experience in the industry in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. He was engaged in transactions representing 1,500,000 m2 of leased and sold premises. The key projects managed by Pavel Sovicka include for example Panattoni Park Prague Airport I and II, the Amazon distribution centre in Dobrovíz (the largest leased industrial building in the Czech Republic having the area of 120 000 m2), Panattoni Park D5 / Stříbro and Panattoni Park Cheb with Tchibo as the most important tenant (the second largest leased building in the Czech Republic, 75 000 m2).
Šauer Martin | Executive Director, Balíkobot
After years of experience in various commercial sectors and my own business activities, I have gradually grown from the position of a manager to the executive director of Balikobot.cz. What I like about Balíkobot most is the fact that the service makes sense to clients, really saves their time and thus also money.
Tejnický Bohumil | Design & Engineering Manager - North East Europe, KARDEX
He associated his nearly all professional career with Kardex REMSTAR, since 2005. Bohumil Tejnický worked as a consultant for Kardex software solutions in Eastern Europe, then as a member of a team for on-site solutions of key installations complications worldwide. He was also involved in developing a new Kardex storage system LR35 at the Kardex REMSTAR plant in Germany. Currently, he is responsible for special solutions and key projects in the North East region, which covers Eastern Europe and Russia, the Nordic countries and the United Kingdom.
Tunali Erdem | International Sales and Marketing Manager, EAE Lighting
After graduating from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Hacettepe University in Ankara, he occupied various positions in electrical and electromechanical sectors. He joined EAE Group in 2004 and worked mainly as business developer of International Markets. Since 2011 he has been managing International Sales of EAE Lighting, who is leading energy efficient and cost effective lighting solution provider for ports, airports, logistic centers and various industries.
Ungerman Petr | Aggregate Production Logistics Planning Coordinator, ŠKODA AUTO
Ing. Petr Ungerman graduated from the Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Economics and Administration with specialisation in economics and management.Since 2014 he has been working for ŠKODA AUTO; he led the group responsible for innovation management, logistics strategy, cooperation with universities and green logistics. He managed projects focusing on Industry 4.0 implementation into logistic processes: Enhanced/Virtual Reality and Autonomous Logistics.At present he works as a logistics planning coordinator for production of aggregates: gearboxes, axles and batteries. He focuses closely on Green Logistics and he has been involved in this field for five years.Within Green Logistics initiatives, he has implemented ŠKODA AUTO solutions that reduce CO2 emissions in ŠKODA AUTO logistics. He is a member and a co-leader of the Green Logistics VW corporate working group.
Vágner Jiří | General Manager SSI Energy
Ing. Jiří Vágner graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Technical University in Brno. Since 1995 he has been involved in preparation and implementation of projects in the field of modern power engineering, particularly green power resources, combined production of electrical and thermal energy, as well as projects utilising renewable resources. He managed a number of successful projects for corporate clients such as ČEZ, Veolia Energie ČR, MVV Energie or Pražská teplárenská. He used his experience in implementation of numerous projects in the field of industrial energy where it is necessary to understand the client’s specific demands thoroughly and at the same time offer the latest technology and energy saving solutions bringing high added valued and minimising the environmental impact. This client segment came fully into his focus in the preceding two years in ČEZ ESCO. In SSI Group, where he started to work as the general manager SSI Energy earlier this year, he continues to develop and apply modern energy solutions for clients from the field of industrial production, logistics and residential and commercial real estate development.
Wimmer Thomas | Chairman of the Executive Board German Logistics Association (BVL), vicepresident of European Logistics Association (ELA)
Zika David | Sales Director ZETES Czech Republic
David ZIKA, MBA graduated from the Czech Management Institute (CMI-ESMA) and he has been working in the field of IT for more than 22 years. He has focused on datacentres, logistics and non-cash payments. He works as the Sales Director for the Czech Republic in ZETES, a part of the multinational global Panasonic corporation, providing complex process optimisation solutions along the supply chain. These solutions include Packaging Execution, Logistic Execution, Proof Of Delivery and Direct Store Delivery, Field Service, In-Store Management and Track&Trace solutions ensuring full trackability and traceability.
Žůrek Rudolf | Freelance Logistics
Rudolf started as a developer, and worked in management positions in the field of IT, production and logistics in companies like Delta pekárny, Bobcat or DPD; last time he worked as the logistics director of Alza.cz for 9 years. Currently he is involved in consultancy in the field of logistics.